Five-Star Leipzig Cement Third Spot In Bundesliga
RB Leipzig 5-0 Hertha Berlin
Yussuf Poulsen netted a hat-trick as a rampant RB Leipzig thumped Hertha Berlin 5-0 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday to consolidate third position on the Bundesliga standings.
Emil Forsberg and Amadou Haidara scored either side of a scintillating Poulsen hat-trick to ensure the hosts extended their lead to five points over fourth-placed Monchengladbach, who lost to Fortuna.
Nurnberg 3-0 Augsburg
Nurnberg gave their survival hopes a boost with a 3-0 victory over Augsburg at Frankenstadion on Saturday.
Mikael Ishak, Matheus Pereira and Eduard Lowen did the damage for the hosts, who are now points adrift of the relegation playoff place. Meanwhile, Augsburg are just five points clear of the drop zone.
Fortuna Dusselfdorf 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Fortuna upset the odds with an impressive 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday.
A brace from Rouwen Hennings and a solitary strike from Kevin Stoger saw the hosts storm in to a 3-0 lead. Denis Zakaria pulled a goal back for fourth-placed Monchengladbach in the 83rd minute.
Werder Bremen 3-1 Mainz
Werder Bremen beat Mainz 3-1 at Weserstadion to boost their European ambitions on Saturday.
Milot Rashica and Max Kruse gave the hosts a 2-0 lead before Swedish star Robin Quaison pulled one back for the visitors in the 52nd minute. However, Kruse would make sure of the points, grabbing his brace in the 63rd minute.